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#103902 - 07/20/04 05:50 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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Quote:
Originally posted by desertlilac:
Wondering if anyone else using saved games had this trouble or is it the saved games I got from this particular fellow. It drove me crazy having to run around and get things for the inventory when in my last game I was carrying everything.
This is one of the hazards of saved games, Lilac--unless the game is very linear you will probably have to either backtrack or miss something.

But at least you're moving again... happydance
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#103903 - 07/22/04 09:50 AM Re: Grim Fandango
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Just goes to show one, here I have been complaining about games being so linear and then when one comes along I don't recognize the advantage of if being non linear. So I complain about having to retrace to get inventory things after using a saved game. Do human beings ever quit complaining:)

And as you say Jenny, I am off and running now. Mostly "off" though smile
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#103905 - 07/22/04 12:45 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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Am stuck trying to get anchors coordianated with Manny to hook to his sycthe. Have anchor raised but he fails to hook it each time. The WTs I am following are not definitive enough FOR ME (the all time klutz at these things) so am lost. Some talk about a starboard side for pushing a button but only see one button is there another for the other (left) side?
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#103906 - 07/22/04 12:54 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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Here are some pretty definite directions, Lilac--I hope they help:

Push the red button on the starboard side (right). This raises the anchor.
· Look at the controls. Press ‘u’ while looking at them.
· Pull down the right control by pushing the right arrow key.
· Back away from the controls. (Press ‘u’)
· Press the starboard button again.
· Press it one more time to raise it. It will hook on to the port anchor.
· Look out the starboard porthole.
· Use your scythe on the anchor. It will hook on to the porthole.
· Press the port side button.
· Use the controls again.
· Pull down both controls (Press the down arrow.) The ship rips in half and then sinks...
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#103908 - 07/23/04 12:21 AM Re: Grim Fandango
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Morning desertlilac,
Did Jenny's Step by step help?
I can't belive no one else has posted !
If this just a girl help thing, with just you and Jenny, I will step aside. If not, there is much to do, after you go under the sea. This is a top ten game for keeps !! thumbsup
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#103911 - 07/23/04 11:18 AM Re: Grim Fandango
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Could be I have a glitch here? Have tried 3 WTs and following them best to my 'girl ablity' re controls etc. and still never see the chains hooked together outside the ship. I always get the anchor raised (not sure starboard or port) and Manny never hooks it to side of the porthole.

Have tried on my own futzzzing around with the controls and still never see the chains hooked together. So maybe need saved game at this point. Anyone have same? Meantime will still run back and forth between the red button and controls to see if I get lucky.

Love this game - the concept, story line is a hoot and the dialgue just kills me. And I loved the music when in Rubaclava - miss that horn playing!
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#103912 - 07/23/04 12:32 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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Guess what gang!!!!! Fianally found that other button for the starboard side. Thought there must be two buttons - port and starboard but could not see/find the second button. When I finally did and followed directions - blew us all to smithereens:) So am now at the bottom of the sea glub glub and once again under way - just not breathing right now:)
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#103913 - 07/23/04 03:18 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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Great going! There are so many things to admire about this game (you listed some of the same things I admire about it) that it IS worth putting up with some frustration. It IS hard to tell when Manny's head is turning to look at things, isn't it?

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#103914 - 07/23/04 08:19 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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I agree re the good things/frustrations of this game. Yes, his head turns pretty fast. Sometimes one misses it. Am at the door with the tumbler lock - probably will be here for some time:)
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#103915 - 07/23/04 09:29 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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Evening desertlilac,
There is no easy/quick solution here. You see how you must try to get the cylinders to a flat spot, like a bank vault, to open it. The tuff part is how to set them top to bottom or bottom to top,I cannot say as your having too much fun. The only hint for now is when you think you have them all in the open position, put Manny's
Scythe in the flat side of the tumblers to hold them open. luck
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#103916 - 07/23/04 11:18 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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Got it and am now on the beach but stuck here due to a glitch I think. Am climbing the ladder but just about get to the top when I am thrown to the desktop. Have tried 5/6 times now and each time cannot proceed. Anyone else have this problem and if so what did they do? Am I going to need a saved game to get by this part?
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#103917 - 07/24/04 01:45 AM Re: Grim Fandango
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Hi Lilac,
Can you enlighten me about the ladder? Where is it? What are you attempting to do on the beach?
Kay
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#103918 - 07/24/04 01:17 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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Am not stuck in the game itself. The game keeps throwing me to the desktop so that I cannot proceed. Have climbed up the big machine like apparatus and am headed toward a ladder but I cannot do anything/go an further because the game blacks out and I am back on the desktop.

Things I have tried to correct situation:
adjusted hardware settings
adjusted color settings

all made matters worse - got thrown into soft mode or the launch window would not work at all.
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#103919 - 07/24/04 02:40 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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See if Glitches can help or do a search on glitches to see if there's a previous problem that can give some ideas. luck

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#103920 - 07/24/04 03:30 PM Re: Grim Fandango
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Have already done so but so far no 'takers'. Maybe game is so old people have forgotten it. frown
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